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by Janet Spencer A family’s biggest expenses are housing, transportation, and groceries. About 10% of the average American’s budget goes for food. Come along with Tidbits as we have a bite to eat! RANDOM FOOD FACTS • The word “diet” comes from the Greek “diaita” meaning “a way of life.” • It used to be that 75% of oranges were sold whole, and 25% were turned into juice. Now, 75% are turned into juice and other orange products, and only 25% are sold whole. • The most popular items served for dinner are chicken, and sandwiches. The most popular side dish served with sandwiches is chips. The most popular side dish with chicken is vegetables, followed by potatoes, salad, and bread (in order). • In 1986, 25% of American households had a microwave. By 1990, 90% did. Still, the stovetop is the appliance most often used to cook meals, with the microwave in second place. • “Canola” is an abbreviation of “Canadian oil association.” “Crisco” stands for “crystallized cottonseed oil.” • The term “probiotic” was coined in 1965. • 89% of corn grown in the U.S. is genetically modified. (cont)

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TIDBITS of Kootenai County, Idaho Issue #29 July 15th FOOD FACTS (cont) • Cows used to take 4 years to grow to their optimal weight, but they now achieve that weight in 14 to 17 months. • How does a butcher accurately label the fat content of meat? By using an X-ray machine such as the Anyl-Ray Fat Analyzer, which sends X-rays through cylindrical tubes that each contain 13 lbs. (5.8 kg) of ground beef. Meat absorbs the gamma rays, but fat does not, and the machine analyses the amount of gamma rays that are not absorbed and calculates the percentage of fat. • Although there are 60 meat packers in the U.S., just four of them control 80% of the American market for meat: Tyson, Cargill, National, and JBS USA. A large meat packer may process up to 30,000 cattle per day. • American farmers did not start growing broccoli until the 1920s, and major production didn’t start until after World War II. In Italy, it had been grown for centuries. Today Americans eat an average of about 6 lbs. (2.7 kg) of broccoli annually. • Of the 3.6 billion tons of lettuce harvested in the U.S. each year, 70% is grown in Salinas, California, and 20% is grown in Yuma, Arizona. The other 10% is grown at various other places. • Head lettuce keeps longer than leaf lettuce and ships better as well. It was put on railroad cars and surrounded by heaps of ice, leading to its name “iceberg lettuce.” Other lettuces didn’t become popular until shipping methods improved in the 1980s. Today, pre-shredded bagged salads outsell head lettuce. • There are over 40 different Oreo products. • Whole milk is usually 3% or 4% fat, so drinking 2% milk is not eliminating a huge amount of fat. • Americans eat about 8.5 lbs of carrots per person per year. Apples are 25% air, which is why they float. Cabbage is 91% water. (cont)


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* “When my brother had a job in my town, naturally he came to stay at my house. But he was working nights and really needed to sleep during the day. We purchased a few pieces of poster board at the dollar store and lined the windows in the room he was sleeping in. They really cut out the light, and pretty much stayed put when tucked behind the blinds. He was able to get a few hours of good sleep and the poster board can be used again.” -- M.R. in Arizona * “Here is my tip: Have your mom or dad help you glue pompoms on a plastic headband for a fun change. You can make a whole rainbow or just use one color or whatever you want.” -C.E. in Florida * Glass candleholders can make a nice storage for bathroom items like cotton swabs and cotton balls, even small products can be organized into these pretty holders. * “I like having a reusable straw since I feel bad about all the plastic out there. The problem is that silicone straws are not stiff enough because I like ice in my drinks, and I donÕt like the feeling of a metal straw. I found some metal straws that have a little silicone tip, and now I have the best of both worlds!” -- P.A. * Regularly review your subscription memberships and recurring bills. Things like meal boxes, online services, cosmetics club memberships and even automatic razor deliveries can get out of hand. Set aside time every couple of months to decide if you are really using/benefitting from the services. Cancel if you are not. * If you have fruit that is on the edge of going bad, throw it in your freezer. YouÕll have a ready supply of smoothie ingredients, and things like grapes, orange sections and berries taste downright refreshing when served frozen on a hot day. Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.

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Wednesday Farmer’s Market Every Wed @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm Every second Friday @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Downtown Coeur d’Alene ArtWalk Every second Friday of the month @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Downtown Coeur d’Alene Questions regarding the events call Evelyn at 208.755.9120 or email

FOOD FACTS (cont) • Baby carrots are the cores of misshapen regular carrots which are whittled down to the size of a thumb. The sludge left over from the “polishing” process is sold as cattle feed. • The best-selling weekend for selling strawberries is Valentine’s Day; the biggest time for selling corn is the 4th of July; the most popular time for selling turkeys and cranberry sauce is Thanksgiving; but when are the most avocados sold? Super Bowl Sunday. • Americans eat an average of 26 lbs. (11.8 kg) of bananas each every year, more than any other whole fruit. • Jello flavors that failed: celery, mixed vegetable, coffee, cola, bubble gum, cinnamon, and Italian salad dressing. • Cheese is the most shoplifted food. • The cheese product called Velveeta was given the name because it’s velvety. It was invented as a method of using the whey that was being discarded during the production of cheese. Velveeta has a longer shelf life than natural cheese. Velveeta has one third fewer calories than cheddar. It’s a “pasteurized processed cheese product” so it doesn’t need to be refrigerated before being opened. • In 1989 the Canadian band Barenaked Ladies released a song called “If I Had $1,000,000” which included the line “We wouldn’t have to eat Kraft dinner.” In Canada, macaroni & cheese is called Kraft dinner and is a popular item. During concerts, whenever this line was sung, fans would pelt the band with boxes of the product. They finally asked that the boxes be collected at the door of the concert and donated to a local food bank in each city. (cont)

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® of Idaho TIDBITS of Kootenai Issue #29 July 15th 2019 TidbitsCounty, Dallas County GROCERY STORE FACTS • A typical market around the year 1900 would carry about 200 different items. By 1975, an typical grocery store carried about 9,000 items. By 2008, it was up to 40,000 items. • A grocery store used to carry three kinds of eggs: small, medium, and large. Now there are usually around 15 kinds of eggs and egg-like products to choose from including cage-free eggs, pre-hard boiled eggs, and Eggbeaters imitation eggs. • It used to be that groceries carried only iceberg lettuce but now an average store will have 15 different lettuces and lettuce products, including a variety of pre-bagged, pre-tossed, and preshredded greens. • The average American grocery store does about $500,000 in business every week, or about $26.8 million each year. Multiplied by the number of grocery stores in the U.S., that works out to about $1 trillion per year that Americans spend on groceries. The gross domestic product of the U.S. is $16 trillion, including all goods from shoes to cars. • Studies have shown that if quick, upbeat music is played in the background of grocery stores, people walk fast and push their shopping carts quickly. But if the music slows, then the people, and their carts, also slow. The slower they move, the more they buy. Dropping the beat from an allegro (108 beats per minute) to an adagio (60 beats) will typically result in an increase in sales of nearly 40%. • People tend to get sick more often if they live in rural areas or urban food deserts where there are no grocery stores nearby. About 7% of the American public lives in a “food desert,” with no full-service grocery stores within a ten mile radius.

by Samantha Weaver * It was Robert Wright, journalist, scholar and author of best-selling books about science, who made the following sage observation: “Like a lawyer, the human brain wants victory, not truth; and, like a lawyer, it is sometimes more admirable for skill than virtue.” * Famously flamboyant country singer and songwriter Dolly Parton once entered a Dolly Parton look-alike contest ... and lost. * The small Asian country of Bhutan, nestled in the mountains between China and India, had no access to TV until 1999. * You’ve doubtless heard of narcolepsy, a medical condition that causes sufferers to sleep excessively -Ð sometimes up to 18 hours a day. You’re probably not familiar with philagrypnia, though. People with this condition -- I won’t call them “sufferers” -- require only three or four hours of sleep a day. What would you do with all that extra time? * Those who study such things say that the average woman changes her hairstyle 20 times between the ages of 18 and 24. Between the ages of 50 and 80, though, women change it only four times. * Now that summer is here in full force, you might want to keep in mind the fact that there are 1,500 known species of fleas and 9,500 known species of ants. Then again, that might be a factoid you’d rather forget. * The English word “velvet” comes from the Latin for “shaggy hair.” * If you’re out in the American West, you may see the iconic saguaro cactus. It matures extremely slowly -- it might grow only 6 inches in its first 10 years of life. It’s persistent, though; the largest known specimen reached 60 feet in height.

Thought for the Day:

“Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” -- John Kenneth Galbraith

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PHOTO: Daniah De Villiers in “Mia and the White Lion.” Photo Credit: Studio Canal

“The Best of Enemies” (PG-13) -- Durham, North Carolina, in the 1970s is the setting for a battle of wills and a test of beliefs as workingclass civil-rights firebrand Ann Atwater (Taraji P. Henson) is pitted against Ku Klux Klan local chapter leader C.P. Ellis (Sam Rockwell). At issue is a plan to desegregate schools in Durham, an idea that is antithetical to the Klan, as evidenced by violent acts established in the first third of the film -- the shooting up of the house of a white woman rumored to have a black boyfriend, etc. Atwater and Ellis co-chair a council to advise on the process, and against all odds form an inexplicable friendship. Based on a book by Osha Gray Davidson detailing the real events. “The Public” (PG-13) -- Emilio Estevez is in the hot seat as writer, director and central character in this ensemble drama about a frigid night in Cincinnati and a group of homeless people seeking shelter from the Arctic blast. With city shelters at max capacity and no safe place to sleep during a bitter cold front, Myra (Jena Malone) and Stewart (Estevez) man the desks at the downtown branch of the library. A local homeless man named Jackson (Michael K. Williams) presses his case for a group to stay overnight, and stages a sit-in. When the situation quickly turns into an occupation, the local crisis negotiator (Alec Baldwin) is brought in, and the situation attracts the attention of a slick city DA (Christian Slater) and the media (Gabrielle Union). “Mia and the White Lion” (PG) -- Ten-year-old Mia (Daniah De Villiers) relocates from London to a farm in Africa with her family, understandably unhappy with the decision. But then her father brings home a pure white lion cub, and the two become inseparable. Flash-forward three years and that little cub is a nearly full-grown LION, doing lion things, like eating household furniture. When Mia finds out her father intends to send the lion away to a hunting reserve, she lets him loose and the two set off to a place where he can be free forever. The moral of the story -- outing the shameful hunting practices of using domestically softened wild animals for sport -- is pure and good, but I had a hard time buying into the story, despite the fact that there’s no CGI at all. “An Acceptable Loss” (R) -- Director Joel Chapelle trots out every psychological action cliche in the known universe in this political thriller. Tika Sumpter stars as Libby Lamm, a U.S. security adviser working with megahawk politician Rachel Burke (Jamie Lee Curtis). After fudging the truth to do what has to be done to end the war on terror, Lamm resigns. But she can’t unknow the truth. And when she tries to come clean, she becomes the target. You’ve probably already seen a good part of this movie in another, better movie. Pass.

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By Dr. Holly Carling



Headaches can be simply annoying, or they can be debilitating. They can go from one headache to another, like a merry- go-round, or they can come “occasionally”. In conventional medicine, there are only 5 types of headaches: tension headaches, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, sinus headaches and rebound headaches (caused by using the medications to stop the headache). The treatment for all of them is drugs and/or rest. Doctors who practice more natural methods of healing, choosing to address the underlying factors instead, see more like about 20-30 types of headache. In Traditional Chinese Medicine alone there are 10 or more depending on how it is categorized. Chiropractors have their set of causes, physical therapists and other “alternative medicine” practitioners have their views. Some examples of other causes of headache include dehydration, muscle tightness, spinal misalignment (cervical spine generally), blood “stagnation” due to trauma, Qi deficiency due to mental or physical overwork, blood deficiency (traumatic loss of blood, anemia, or following long term illness), excess wind (cold wind, hot wind and wind with moisture produce different shave different sensations in the head.

ymptoms), dampness in general, and weaknesses or excesses of several organ systems such as the liver or kidneys. These all In addition, headaches can be caused by other environmental factors, hormonal imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, blood sugar aberrations, blood pressure problems, sinus issues, exposure to toxins, medication side effects and as a part of their general medical condition. Add to the list the many, many triggers, such as environmental, food, stress, physical activities, etc., and it can become quite complex. Within some of these categories are sub-categories, or combinations of factors. The liver, for instance has so many functions that it is said that it is responsible for nearly every metabolic function in the body either directly or immediately indirectly. It is also said that most headaches have a liver component. More times than not, headaches have multiple etiologies and multiple triggers. Proper treatment is essential if you want to get rid of the headaches for more than just awhile. Finding a good diagnostician that looks at all of the possibilities is essential. Although medications can work for the moment, and they can truly be a blessing, they can also set you up to have more headaches. You can get off the headache merry-go-round by looking a little deeper into causative factors, and addressing them wholistically.

Dr. Holly Carling is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Naturopathy, Clinical Nutritionist and Master Herbologist with over three decades of experience. Dr. Carling is currently accepting new patients and offers natural health care services and whole food nutritional supplements in her Coeur d’ Alene clinic. Visit Dr. Carling’s website at to learn more about Dr. Carling, view a list of upcoming health classes and read other informative articles. Dr. Carling can be reached at 208-765-1994 and would be happy to answer any questions regarding this topic.

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PHOTO: Dan Stevens Photo credit:

HOLLYWOOD -- Bradley Cooper, one of the producers of “Joker,” with Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro (due Oct. 4), has agreed to replace Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Shape of Water” Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming remake of the 1947 Tyrone Power/Joan Blondell film “Nightmare Alley.” Wondering how hard will it be for Bradley to be directed after he directed himself in the epic “A Star Is Born”? Also getting the remake treatment is Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” which was made into a film in 1945 starring Rex Harrison and Margaret Rutherford, directed by David Lean. The play has often been produced on Broadway, and even as a musical, most recently with Angela Lansbury. This time it will feature “Beauty and the Beast” star Dan Stevens, Dame Judi Dench, Isla Fisher and Leslie Mann. In addition to the TV series “Legion,” Dan Stevens has Jack London’s “Call of the Wild,” with Harrison Ford, due Feb. 21; “Lucy in the Sky,”

with Natalie Portman and Jon Hamm; and the horror film “The Rental,” written/produced/directed by Dave Franco, and co-starring Alison Brie. CNN newsman Jake Tapper’s 2012 novel, “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor,” about 53 U.S. soldiers who battled 400 enemy insurgents in Afghanistan, is now a film called “The Outpost,” which stars Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood (son of Clint) and 28-year-old Milo Gibson (son of Mel), and is set for a December release. We lost the great Italian director Franco Zeffirelli June 15. He was 94. His classic films included “The Taming of the Shrew” (1967), with Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, the Oscar-nominated “Romeo and Juliet” (1968), “The Champ” (1979), “Endless Love” (1981) and “Tea with Mussolini” (1999) with Cher, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Lily Tomlin. Zeffirelli had flair and style. Henry Golding became an instant star due to “Crazy Rich Asians” and “A Simple Favor,” with Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. His next two films are “Last Christmas,” with “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke and Emma Thompson (due Nov. 8), and the crime drama “The Gentlemen,” directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, Hugh Grant and “Downton Abbey’s” Michelle Dockery. “Leaving Las Vegas” Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage made six films this year, but we can tell you only about three: the sci-fi film “Color Out of Space,” with Joely Richardson, the animated “The Croods 2” and the comic book-based martial-arts action film “Jiu Jitsu.” The others are so obscure we can’t find out anything about them. Guess Cage, like Eric Roberts, is not very selective, or is it they just want to work ... in anything? (c) 2019 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Q&A with Susan Ashley, MD

Common Cold Virus Cures Cancer

Prof. Hardev Pandha stated “It’s almost like a universal agent - once it gets in it kills the cancer. It could be combined with lots of other treatments.” The cold virus has also been used in a deadly form of brain cancer called glioblastoma. The average life expectancy after diagnosis is 14 months. Without treatment, glioblastoma doubles in size every 2-3 weeks. Researchers took the cold virus, genetically modified the adenovirus to transform it into a cancer-seeking missle that attacks brain tumors. The altered virus is injected directly into the tumor through a hole in the skull. What they found was that when the virus detects a cancer cell, it enters the cell and begins to make copies of itself nonstop. The malginant cells fills with viral particles, then explodes. With each explosion, the viral particles burst forth and move forward in a wave-like fashion to infect other cancer cells. This continues until all tumor cells have burst. If a patient’s cancer comes back, as glioblastoma almost always does, the virus continues to recognize and attack it.So the next time you catch a cold, don’t completely curse it but remember the good that it can do. “We’re creating a vaccine inside the brain, specifically against the tumor” says Dr Lang, a professor of Neurosurgery at MD Anderson who was involved in clinical trials.

“All human cancers develop a protective shield that makes them invisible to the immune system” Lang explains. “Viruses deactivate this shield”. By infecting a tumor with the cold virus, the immune system is tricked into thinking ‘there’s a common cold here, let’s go kill it’. Immune cells rush to the tumor and unleash an all-out attack against the cold virus. The tumor becomes “collateral damage” as it is destroyed in this attack. Everyone hates the common cold. Some of us are more susceptible than others, getting a cold 3 or 4 times a year, while others rarely succumb to the virus. But it turns out, the cold virus can be very useful and life-saving. The cold virus is being used to kill cancer cells. In one study, patients with non-invasive bladder cancer were treated with an infusion of the coxsackievirus directly into the bladder one week before surgery. One week later surgery was done to examine the bladder and remove any tumors, and in all cases cancer cells have been destroyed, and in one case all traces of the disease were gone. Bladder cancer is the tenth most common type of cancer. Treatment via a catheter to the bladder reduced the size of all tumors while having no significant side effects in any of the patients. Typically tumors in the bladder don’t have immune cells which makes the disease difficult to treat; this study suggests the virus was able to inflame tumors and cause immune cells to rush into the cancerous environment to target and kill the cancer cells. Tissue samples were examined after surgery which revealed only the cancerous cells were targeted, other cells were left intact. The cold virus was found to have infected cancerous cells and replicated causing the cells to rupture and die. Urine samples after treatment detected shedding from the virus indicating once virally infected cancer cells died the virus continued to attack more cancerous cells.

Dr Ashley is board certified in Family Medicine and in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. She provides a mix of traditional with alternative medicine and specializes in bio-identical hormones for both men and women.

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1. GEOGRAPHY: What is the westernmost province of Canada? 2. GAMES: What sport originally was called “mintonette” when it was invented in the late 1800s? 3. CHEMISTRY: What is the second element on the Periodic Table? 4. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Which two presidents did Dean Rusk serve as secretary of state? 5. LITERATURE: What was the title of the 19thcentury book that carried the subtitle, “Life in the Woods”? 6. LANGUAGE: What is the meaning of “omniscient”? 7. AD SLOGANS: What product featured the advertising slogan, “Betcha can’t eat just one”? 8. MOVIES: What is the real name of the character known as Sleeping Beauty? 9. GEOLOGY: What type of rock is created from molten lava? 10. GOVERNMENT: What is the eagle in the United States’ Great Seal holding in its beak? Answers 1. British Columbia 2. Volleyball 3. Helium 4. Kennedy and Johnson 5. “Walden” 6. Knowing everything 7. Lay’s Potato Chips 8. Princess Aurora 9. Igneous 10. A scroll with the national motto, “E pluribus unum” (one from many)

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•Leo Burnett was born in 1891 in Michigan. His father ran a dry goods store and Burnett often watched his father create ads for the store. Burnett earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and then went to work as a reporter for a newspaper in Peoria, Illinois. • In 1917 he moved to Detroit to work for the Cadillac corporation, where he edited their publications, ran their publicity department, and became the head of advertising. Later he went to work for an advertising agency in Indianapolis, where he learned the difference between a “hard sell” and a “soft sell” and decided that it was best to use the “warm sell.” When the Great Depression began in 1930, the agency was hit hard. By then, Burnett had a wife and a family to support. • In 1930 he went to work for a Chicago ad agency, where he spent the next five years. He found that he objected to their hard-sell methods, as did some of his clients. • In 1935, Burnett sold his home, cashed in his insurance policies, and borrowed from banks. With $50,000 as working capital, he quit his job and opened his own firm, calling it the Leo Burnett Company, Inc. He started out with eight employees, one accountant, and three clients. One of those clients was the Minnesota Valley Canning Company. • The Minnesota Valley Canning Company was trying to market a new variety of pea. This pea was sweeter than normal peas. However, this type was large and wrinkled, and consumers were accustomed to peas that were small and smooth. Store managers refused to stock it, so the company decided to emphasize the pea’s size. The company designed a gnome-like pagan harvest god to hawk the virtues of the product. (cont)

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Farmer Is Fed Up With Abandoned Pets DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’m hoping you’ll publish this letter and make people aware that farms are not dumping grounds for unwanted pets. This year alone, I’ve found a litter of kittens (no mama) outside my front gate, two dogs tied up to my cattle gate, and a dead hamster in a cage next to my trash cans. When an animal is abandoned near our farm, we take it to the local shelter. Most likely that dog or cat is put down after a few days. Dogs that I can’t catch, that begin to threaten our livestock, we have to hunt down and kill. A farm is not the place to leave your pet. We do not have a room in the house staked out for hamster cages. We did not prepare a sunny corner of the barn for your kittens to live in (we have our own barn cats, thank you). Our dog is a highly trained working dog who helps us tend livestock; we do not have time to heal your dog of the trauma you caused by abandoning it, much less teach it how to be a farm dog. Please don’t publish my location, as it might just encourage more idiots to dump their pets at my front gate. -- Frustrated and Sad Farmer DEAR FRUSTRATED: I hear you, and I’m sorry it’s happening to you. Folks, dumping your pet is cruel, and in some states, it’s a crime. Most abandoned pets suffer and die. If you cannot take care of a pet, contact the local shelter for help. Your pet is your responsibility. Send your tips, questions or comments to ask@ (c) 2019 King Features Synd., Inc.

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New Options Replace Choice Medical Care

The Veterans Choice Program is no more, replaced by the MISSION Act of 2018. The final parts and pieces of the Veterans Community Care program are now in place. The MISSION Act (Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks) brings new options, letting you get care out in the community if you qualify. For example: * You need a service you can’t get at the Department of Veterans Affairs. * You live in an area with no full-service VA facility, such as in New Hampshire, Alaska or Hawaii. * You’re grandfathered in with distance requirements under the old Choice program, such as 30 minutes to a VA facility for primary care or 60 minutes for specialty care, or a wait of over 20 days for primary care or 28 days for specialty care. * Your VA doctor thinks it would be best if you get civilian care. A note for those whose health keeps them at home or who live in rural areas: TeleHealth is now authorized across state lines, which was barred before, under the Anywhere to Anywhere program. (Look at the VA Video Connect app if you think you’ll sign up with video care. It will connect your laptop and phones and other devices.) Another new option is civilian urgent care. If you come home with the flu or a bug, you don’t have to wait for a VA appointment. You can access a network of retail (like a pharmacy) and walk-in urgent-care locations. Retail is for things like a sore throat or earache, and urgent care is for more serious stuff like wounds and casts. You’ll need to stay within the VA network and have your status verified. The VA also will pay for related short-term prescriptions. Check and find your nearest urgent care location, so you’ll know in advance where is.

A&P GROCERY STORES • George Gilman, born in Maine in 1826, ran a profitable tea company in the 1860s, when tea was one of the most profitable items a grocer could sell. When the first transcontinental railroad linked America’s East Coast to the West Coast in 1869, Gilman took advantage of the new mode of transportation by starting the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, distributing tea to merchants from coast to coast. • It was Gilman’s gift for marketing that led him to package his tea in recognizable form, creating a name, a package, and a brand in the days when grocers simply weighed out goods and wrapped them in paper. Gilman’s tea was called “Thea-Nectar” and was the first tea that people could ask for by name. • He then began offering premiums that could be redeemed, first for lithographs of famous events, and then for other household items. • When the Great Chicago Fire levelled much of the city in 1871, Gilman rushed to set up a new tea store there, shipping in wagonloads of tea in an area that had been stripped of all of its stores. • In 1878, Gilman turned management of the entire company over to George Hartman. Hartman had started working for Gilman as a clerk, then learned bookkeeping and cashiering before becoming manager of the firm. By the 1880s, Hartman had 150 tea outlets across the eastern U.S. • When Congress levied a tariff on tea to raise funds, profitability of tea dropped. Hartman’s sons convinced him to add other items to their tea shops, including baking powder, sugar, condensed milk, spices, and butter – all packaged in Atlantic & Pacific wrappings. (Continued)

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A&P GROCERY STORES • In 1901, Gilman died without leaving a will, and his numerous heirs filed suit. Hartman declared that Gilman had given him half of the company in a verbal agreement in 1878, and provided accounting that backed up his claim. The Gilman heirs realized the company would falter without Hartman at the helm. The company was incorporated with the Gilman family receiving shares, while Hartman maintained control. In 1908, Hartman turned management over to his sons. • Each store was only the size of a typical corner grocery store, yet they were putting other corner grocery stores out of business due to their buying power and their innovative use of branded packaging, so that shoppers at A&P stores were purchasing A&P branded products that were manufactured in A&P plants. By 1930, there were 16,000 A&P stores, and A&P was twice as large as the next largest retailer, Sears. From 1915 through 1975, A&P was the largest grocery retailer in the U.S. Until 1965, it was the largest U.S. retailer of any kind. • The fall of the chain began in the 1950s when it failed to adopt newer methods being used by more modern stores. Profits were handed over to stockholders rather than used to improve stores. The 2008 recession hit hard, and by then A&P was competing with Walmart. It fell from the top grocery retailer in 1975 to the 28th largest retailer. Many stores were closed or sold, and the chain contracted to serve only the northeastern U.S. A&P declared bankruptcy and closed its doors for good in 2015. Still, it was A&P who shaped the modern supermarket.

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Counting Steps

Have you been counting your steps every day? Do you have one of those step trackers? I keep reading that we’re supposed to take 10,000 steps day for good health. Some studies say 4,400 are enough. I knew I wasn’t getting anywhere near that (especially in the winter when everything outside is covered in ice), but I didn’t know how many steps I was actually taking. Enter, our go-to for nearly everything, delivered to our door. The first step was to select Average Customer Review to see which pedometer, or step tracker, had the highest rating. Some were very hightech and tracked steps, miles, calories burned and more. Looking for more guidance, I checked out a study done by the National Institutes of Health a few years ago. Researchers tested four models, ranging from very simple to very expensive. Imagine their surprise when it turned out that the simple, inexpensive step counter was the most accurate. Fingers crossed, I picked out one by that company. Then the fun started. I paced off 100 steps at the grocery store then compared it to what the tracker said. Very accurate. So far, so good. Then the counter went a little crazy. I left it on top of the microwave while I heated up something, and unbeknownst to me, the microwave apparently took 17 steps across the kitchen. Today I did a lot of walking around town -- but I can’t believe I took as many steps as the counter says I did. So I’m back on Amazon, looking for an additional counter. My plan is to wear both for a few weeks and see if they give approximately the same number. That’s my suggestion if you want to start tracking your steps: buy two. And look for pedometers that do only one thing ... count steps. Sometimes simple is better.

SALT LAKE CITY — MRI scans of patients who have Alzheimer’s disease show that playing issongs with personal meaning to them activates parts of their brain that still have a semblance of memory retention, researchers at University of Utah Health say. No one says playing music will be a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but it might make the symptoms more manageable, decrease the cost of care and improve a patient’s quality of life,” said Dr. Jeff Anderson, a professor of radiology and imaging sciences at the U., in a prepared statement. U. researchers recently carried out a study on the topic of music therapy for such patients, beginning by spending three weeks to help;participants select meaningful songs and trained the patient and caregiver on how to use a portable media player loaded with the self-selected collection of music explained Stacy Kish, science writer for University of Utah Health. Kish said in a release that researchers "scanned the patients to image the regions of the brain that lit up" each time they listened to one of eight 20-second clips from their music collection, comparing them to brain activity shown during eight different clips of the same music played backward and eight 20-second blocks of silence. The researchers found that music activates the brain, causing whole regions to communicate. By listening to the personal soundtrack, the (brain visual network, the salience network, the executive network and the cerebellar and cortico-cerebellar network pairs all showed significantly higher functional connectivity, Kish wrote. Dr. Norman Foster, senior author of the study and director of the Center for Alzheimer Care at University of Utah Health, said the resultant findings are objective evidence from brain imaginge showing that personally meaningful music is an alternative route for communicating with patients who have Alzheimer’s disease.” “Language and visual memory pathways are damaged early as the disease progresses, but personalized music programs can activate the brain, especially for patients who are losing contact with their environment,” Foster said in a prepared statement. Of particular interest in music’s effect on an Alzheimer's patient’s brain, Kish said, is how it interacts specifically with the region called the salience network, which she said "remains an island of remembrance that is spared from the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, activation of neighboring regions of the brain may also offer opportunities to delay the continued decline caused by the disease, according to Kish. Prior studies have explored how a personalized music program affects patients; moods,and the results have been encouraging, but generally people don’t really know why," Anderson, contributing author on the study, told the Deseret News. He said that is why it is helpful to explore specifically the ways activity increases in the brain as a result of the music. Dr. Jeff Anderson, a professor of radiology and imaging sciences at the University of Utah, preps an MRI scanner at the Imaging and Neurosciences Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. U. researchers found MRI scans of patients who have Alzheimer’s disease show that playing songs with personal meaning to them activates parts of their brain that still have a semblance of memory retention. (Photo: Jeffrey D. Allred, KSL) Kish said the findings could have implications for how medical professionals approach anxiety, depression and agitation in patients with dementia" — a broader term for conditions affecting a person’s memory. Anderson agreed, adding;when you have somebody that’s really impaired, small gains can be really meaningful.While the new study focused on examining Alzheimer’s patients specifically, Anderson said, he doesn’t necessarily have a lot of reasons to believe that most other dementia syndromes …(would) not behave similarly; in response to music.“When you put headphones … and play familiar music, they come alive,” said Jace King, a graduate student researcher and first author of the study. “Music is like an anchor, grounding the patient back in reality.” The study has limitations, among them a small sample size of 17 patients and the fact that each of them were subjected to just one imaging session, Kish said. Anderson added that moreresearch is needed to help answer the questions of how long does the effect last and exactly what type of symptoms it is most helpful for..The study, first published in The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease in April, was carried out with the help of researchers from Jewish Family Services of Utah, University of Colorado, and Massachusetts General Hospital. It was funded with financial support from A. Scott Anderson, Zions Banks president/CEO and philanthropist, as well as the American Otological Society.

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Summer Pasta Salad

Nothing could be as refreshing on a smoldering summer evening as a cold pasta salad just waiting for you in the fridge. When you’re dog tired after a hard day’s work, the thought of facing a hot stove is enough to push you into the drivethru lane of a fast-food restaurant. It’s a “cool thing” to have this salad on hand for just such a night! 1 cup fat-free mayonnaise 2 tablespoons fat-free milk 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese 2 cups cold cooked spaghetti, rinsed and drained 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes 3/4 cup chopped unpeeled cucumbers 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken breast 1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, parsley flakes and black pepper. Stir in Parmesan cheese and spaghetti. Add tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and chicken. Mix well to combine. 2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Gently stir again just before serving. Makes 4 (1 full cup) servings. * Each serving equals: 263 calories, 3g fat, 22g protein, 37g carb., 652mg sodium, 2g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 2 1/2 Meat, 1 1/2 Starch, 1 Vegetable. (c) 2019 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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1. Where did Rose Royce get their name? 2. Which Eagles song mentions seeing “a Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac”? 3. Name the first group to release “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever.” 4. Which Bon Jovi song has ended up as the theme song on a Discovery channel show? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “Father, father, we don’t need to escalate, You see, war is not the answer, For only love can conquer hate.” Answers 1. When Magic Wand cut the soundtrack for the film “Car Wash,” management wanted an automotive theme for the band as well. Rose Norwalt fronted the group. 2. “The Boys of Summer,” with lyrics penned by Don Henley, who says he really did see that sticker on the back of a Cadillac Seville in San Diego. 3. The Four Tops, in 1966. Right on its heels came the covers, with four in the next year alone. Even The Band joined the mix in 1971. 4. “Wanted Dead or Alive,” on the “Deadliest Catch.” 5. “What’s Going On,” by Marvin Gaye in 1971. The song was co-written by Gaye after witnessing police brutality in Berkeley during an anti-war protest. (c) 2019 King Features Synd., Inc.

TOP TEN MOVIES 1. Toy Story 4 (G) animated 2. Anabelle Comes Home (R) Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson 3. Yesterday (PG-13) Himesh Patel, Lily James 4. Aladdin (PG) Will Smith, Mena Massoud 5. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG) animated 6. Men in Black: International (PG-13) Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson 7. Avengers: Endgame (PG-13) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans 8. Child’s Play (R) Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill 9. Rocketman (R) Taron Egerton, James Bell 10. John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (R) Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry (c) 2019 King Features Synd., Inc.

Top 10 Video On Demand 1. Us (R) Lupita Nyong’o 2. Captain Marvel (PG-13) Brie Larson 3. Wonder Park (PG) animated 4. Hotel Mumbai (R) Dev Patel 5. The Upside (PG-13) Kevin Hart 6. Five Feet Apart (PG-13) Haley Lu Richardson 7. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral (PG13) Tyler Perry 8. The Mustang (R) Matthias Schoenaerts 9. Daughter of the Wolf (R) Gina Carano 10. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) animated Top 10 DVD, Blu-ray Sales 1. Captain Marvel (PG-13) Disney/Marvel 2. Us (R) Universal 3. Wonder Park (PG) Paramount 4. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral (PG13) Lionsgate 5. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) Universal/DreamWorks 6. Five Feet Apart (PG-13) Lionsgate 7. Aquaman (PG-13) Warner Bros. 8. San Andreas (PG-13) Warner Bros. 9. Bumblebee (PG-13) Paramount 10. Matilda (PG) Sony Pictures Sources: comScore/Media Play News (c) 2019 King Features Synd., Inc.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Is someone at work resisting that Aries charm? Hard to believe. But seriously, Lamb, you might want to back up your ideas with some solid data, and then watch the yeas pile on. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your hard work could pay off in ways you didn’t expect, but certainly deserve. Tend to that pesky health problem now so you’ll be in top shape to tackle the new projects coming up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Planning a family event can be stressful unless you make it clear from the start that you’re in charge. You might accept suggestions, but it will be your decisions that count. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You still have a way to go to bring that professional matter to a satisfactory conclusion. Meanwhile, an important personal situation could require more of your attention by week’s end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) There’s something about you Fine Felines that makes people want to tell you secrets. But once again, be wary of who is doing the telling. You might not want to be that person’s confidante. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Creating a fuss about a family matter might get everyone’s attention. But it might be better to talk one-onone with family members in order to spare a loved one unnecessary embarrassment. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You’re making progress on that career move, albeit not as quickly as you had hoped. But stay with it. Your personal life takes an unexpected (but very welcome) new turn. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) If you feel you’ve been unfairly treated in a workplace decision, correct the situation now while there’s still time to do so. Arm yourself with facts and go to it. Good luck. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Devising your own system of doing things might be the best way to handle an increasingly complex situation. But do it tactfully in order to avoid ruffling too many of your colleagues’ feathers. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A family member’s health problem might once again require you to shift some of your current priorities around. But this time, make certain other relatives will be there to help. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Catching up on tasks you’ve left undone will take a while to accomplish. But the sooner you complete them, the sooner you’ll be able to take on another time-sensitive project. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might feel swamped by all that you’re expected to do. But take a moment to come up for air, then handle things one at a time, and you’ll soon get through them all.


Although you love being home with your family, you also enjoy traveling and making new friends. (c) 2019 King Features Synd., Inc.

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